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Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Vanilla Yogurt Frosting

Apr 14, 2014
Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Vanilla Yogurt Frosting

Light lemon cupcakes piled high with creamy pink vanilla frosting. With how sweet they taste, you’ll never believe these elegant cupcakes are secretly skinny!     On Sunday afternoon, I tore myself away from baking and dashed across town for a quick trip to Target to stock up on a few essentials. I only...

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Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

“FROM OUR COUNTY TO YOUR TABLE” is the theme of the California State Fair in July. It is well suited to our region, where chefs specialize in using fresh, local ingredients, including fruits and veggies, meats and poultry, and grains. Examples include Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City; Newcastle Produce; Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli...

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“Table for Two” eCookbook Discount & Giveaway!

Apr 11, 2014
“Table for Two” eCookbook Discount & Giveaway!

An exclusive 25% off discount for the healthy eCookbook “Table for Two.” Plus 3 lucky readers will win their own copy!     Shortly after my guy and I started dating, I quickly realized that he rarely ate leftovers. In fact, he usually ignores them—except for spicy turkey chili, which acquires more heat the...

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Tropical Surprise Mini Muffins

Apr 10, 2014
Tropical Surprise Mini Muffins

Tender coconut muffins filled with juicy pineapple pieces. You won’t miss the fat and calories in this easy, lightened up recipe!     Sometime during my childhood, a grandparent or family friend wrapped up a copy of Pretend Soup, a cookbook for preschoolers and young children, for my birthday gift. Each recipe spanned four...

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Writing Food Articles: Food

It has been an extraordinarily hectic time in our household.  This has made it a bit of a challenge when writing food articles for my blog.

As I’ve mentioned before we are moving one household and then merging it with another.  That means purging and sorting in two places and then we start figuring out...

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Foods for the Soul
Double Lemon Pudding Cookies

Double Lemon Pudding Cookies

The softest & chewiest cookies you’ll ever eat! Packed full of lemon flavor for a lightened, skinny treat.     This past weekend, with both our significant others out of state on business travel, Dad and I planned an extra special father-daughter date. I rose with the sun on Saturday morning to get ready,...

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Watch a new commercial for 2014 Nevada County Fair

Watch a new commercial for 2014 Nevada County Fair

“Simply Fun!” is the theme for the 2014 Nevada County Fair, August 6 – 10, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Fair already is busy planning for five days of excitement and fun for Fair-goers of all ages. The Nevada County Fair is the perfect opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides,...

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Bent Metal Winery in Grass Valley celebrates 4-year anniversary

Bent Metal Winery in Grass Valley celebrates 4-year anniversary

Bent Metal Winery celebrates its fourth year of wine and fun on April 26 at its winery and tasting room in Grass Valley. The festivity will be filled with delicious food, music by Brian and Erin Dougherty, chair massage — and your favorite Bent Metal wines. Owner-winemaker Scott Brown will offer a barrel sample of...

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Naggiar Vineyards announces exciting summer WineFest program

Naggiar Vineyards announces exciting summer WineFest program

Fresh off a successful extended winter entertainment season, Naggiar Vineyards announces their 2014 Winefest summer season. Winefest, a celebration of wine, food, and music, is comprised of Tribute concerts, numerous celebration events, and the continuation of their popular Friday and Saturday night live complimentary music. “It starts with the wine, but people are passionate...

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Classic Carrot Cake

Classic Carrot Cake

An easy recipe for healthy spiced carrot cake topped with sweet ricotta frosting. You’ll never miss the fat and calories in this supremely moist cake!     After spending my entire three-week Winter Break sinking my teeth into every single dessert I saw—sugar cookies, hazelnut cake, raspberry truffles, and more—I decided to skip all...



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